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At the Crawford Art Gallery at Emmet Place, Cork city

Frank O’Dea, of Balla Bán Art Gallery in Dublin, writes:

“Spotted this recently on a visit to the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork City. Nineteenth century art instruction often included the use of sculptural models as teaching aids for drawing, painting, study of anatomy and sculpture study, known as Drawing Casts to emphasize the study of form and the visual effect that light and shadow had on these forms.

“But I don’t think they meant to paint them literally unless you’re in the Rebel County that is!

“‘Recasting Canova’ is the title of this ongoing exhibition in the Sculpture Galleries of Crawford Art Gallery in Cork and these historic depictions of gods and mortals have formed the basis of their collection since 1819.

“Might be worth checking out if it’s something that tickles your fancy!”

Recasting Canova (Crawford Art Gallery)


What’s not to love?

More importanly…

…Were’s Cllr Dan?

Event centre latest: Everyone committed to resolving ‘remaining challenges’ (Echo)

This morning.

Cork 96FM’s journalist PJ Coogan spoke to Lucasz (above left) who is appealing for information about a hit-and-run incident in Cork on Sunday morning.

Lucasz told Mr Coogan that he was driving himself, his wife and mother-in-law to Cork Airport on Sunday morning at around 7.30am when they were hit by a silver Toyota RAF4 which didn’t remain at the scene.

They were hit while they were close to Cork’s Parnell Place Bus Station by Merchant’s Quay.

The driver of the SUV hit the front and back passenger doors of Lucasz’s car and also damaged the boot of the car. Such was the force, Lucasz’s car was pushed off the road.

Lucasz’s mother-in-law (top right) suffered bruising to her face and neck and a fractured collarbone.

His wife (not pictured) suffered cuts to her face from broken glass and a broken pelvis.

Lucasz told Mr Coogan he and his wife lost a baby boy just four days prior to the accident.

Anyone with information about the accident can contact 1800 666 111.

Thanks 96FM

Caitríona Twomey of Cork Penny Dinners; Google Map showing distance between Little Island and Cork city

Sarah Horgan, on EchoLive, reports:

A homeless Cork couple walked more than 10km pushing their toddler in a toy buggy to get a hot meal.

Caitríona Twomey, who heads the soup kitchen charity, Cork Penny Dinners on Little Hanover Street, said that seeing the parents turn up with their toddler in a pram meant for dolls hit a raw nerve with volunteers at the centre.

The husband and wife had just lost their home when their child’s buggy broke.

Given their situation, they were unable to purchase a new one and could not afford transport to the city from Little Island, so they made the gruelling journey to Cork Penny Dinners on foot, pushing a toy pram instead.

Homeless family make a 10km walk for food while pushing toddler in a toy pram (Echo Live)

Pic: Business Cork

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This afternoon.

Cork city’s first cycle map.

The brainchild of the Transport & Mobility Forum (TMF) and the Cork Cycling Campaign, the routes were suggested by regular cyclists based on segregation, quality and connectedness.

TMF co-ordinator Sandy McGroarty said “cycling around Cork can be made more enjoyable by using the routes suggested on the map which are often safer, quieter and quicker than other routes”.


Cork city cycle map for locals and visitors launched (RTÉ)

Previously: Derelict Dublin

Members of the Sanctuary Runners in Cork and Dublin (above) at the weekend

At the weekend.

Members of the Sanctuary Runners took part in the Cork City Marathon and the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon in Dublin while founder of the initiative Graham Clifford addressed the Cork contingent after the run (above).

Olivia Kelleher, in The Irish Times, reports:

A group of runners promoting solidarity with and wellbeing of asylum-seekers living in Direct Provision played a major part in the Cork City Marathon on Sunday.

Bus Éireann stepped in to provide transport to bring members of the Sanctuary Runners group from the Direct Provision centre at Kinsale Road in Cork to Patrick Street for the marathon.

Over 350 people from accommodation centres nationally and individuals running to support them took part in the marathon, the majority of them in relay teams.

‘Breaking down barriers’: Solidarity on the run in Cork City Marathon (The Irish Times)


The Sanctuary Runners (Facebook)

The Sanctuary Runners (Twitter)

Previously: Speaking Directly

Bualadh Bus

Related: Ireland’s Strange, Cruel System for Asylum Seekers (New Yorker)

Last night.

At the Clayton Hotel in Cork city.

Fine Gael adjourned a public meeting it was holding about directly elected mayors in Cork, Limerick and Waterford for 15 minutes before resuming.

This was due to members of the Connolly Movement Branch protesting at the meeting.

Their protest began with a member calling for a minute’s silence for two homeless men who died in Cork recently.

The action follows the most recent figures from the Department of Housing showing that 10,305 people accessed emergency accommodation in the final week of March.

Homeless charities have put the true homeless figure at 15,000 while Fr Peter McVerry told the Women in Media conference in Ballybunion, Co Kerry last weekend that he believes 500,000 people in Ireland are in a “housing situation causing them serious distress” while 40,000 mortgages are in arrears.

Jennifer Bray, in The Irish Times, who was at last night’s meeting in Cork, reported that, after it resumed, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told those present:

“I think no matter what political party you come from or what your political views, we should all be committed to democracy and freedom of speech and trying to shout other people down and trying to shut down their meetings is profoundly anti-democratic.”

“It goes against the basic principle of free speech and is untrue to what happened in 1916 when people fought for our freedom and independence and it is untrue to all of the efforts of our founding fathers. We are a democracy and that allows people to speak freely.”


Fiachra Ó Cionnaith, of The Irish Examiner, reports:

“Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his Cabinet will undoubtedly have expected some soft focus PR during their trip to Cork City, with political strategists eyeing up the chance to win over some badly needed rural support when the visit plans were first unveiled.

“But, despite their best intentions, the day-long journey to the rebel county has if anything provided ministers with a short, sharp slap in the face reality check of the problems facing the coalition as they bid to keep voter support in place nationwide in the weeks – and months – to come.”

Varadkar calls protesters who halted Fine Gael meeting ‘anti-democratic’ (Jennifery Bray, The Irish Times)

Taoiseach brands Cork protest ‘profoundly undemocratic’ (Fiachra Ó Cionnaith, The Irish Examiner)

Previously: ‘A Time To Be Disruptive’

Pic: Jennifer Bray